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Full text of "The Fate Of Man In The Modern World"

NEW FORCES IN THE WORLD'S LIFE       109

Thus great human masses, vastly outnumbering
those of Europe, have actively entered history,
and entered at the moment when they have
acquired the worst phases of European civiliza-
tion. All this makes the world-crisis all the more
acute and opens really frightful perspectives to
our vision. We have entered a period of decad-
ence and anarchy, and at the same time men were
never so possessed by the idea of organisation,
planning, compulsory unity, state absolutism, as
now. The roots of all this must be sought in.
the plane of the spiritual, in the crisis of Chris-
tianity and of religious consciousness in general,
in the decline of spirituality. And only a new
spirituality, which has not yet defined itself as an
historical force, can bring real recovery.